The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  

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CAPS Seminar: Lauren Brown
Oct 06, 2023 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Annual Conference: Hui Zheng
Oct 27, 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

ACA Medicaid Expansions Did Not Significantly Improve Maternal Morbidity
Pinka Chatterji, Hanna Glenn, Sara Markowitz, and Jennifer Karas Montez

Democratic Erosion Predicts Rising Deaths from Drug Poisoning and Infectious Disease
Jennifer Karas Montez, Kent Jason G. Cheng, and Jacob M. Grumbach

Medicaid-Insured Older Adults on SNAP May Have Stronger Medication Adherence
Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma A. Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, and Gabriella Alphonso

Financial Rewards Tied to Quality Measures Lead Home Health Agencies to Exaggerate Their Improvements
Jun Li and Meher Chahal

Children in Economically Disadvantaged Households Have Lower Early Literacy Skills than Higher-Income Peers
Michah W. Rothbart, Colleen Heflin, and Gabriella Alphonso

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